Albert Einstein once said: "The only reason for the existence of time - so that everything does not happen at the same time." The problem is that the perception of time may depend on the age, emotion or state of health, according to psychologists.
Once upon a time, it was observed that with age, a time for a man like accelerating. Agree with that employee BBC, journalist Claudia Hammond, and, on its data, the same thing occurs when a person is in a relaxed state, but when an individual experiences such as fear, time for him to "slowing down».
According to her research, in good company time goes by, on average, two times faster than in boring society and minded companions. At the same time, studying the experience of BBC journalist Alan Johnston, who was held hostage for four months in the Gaza Strip, Claudia found that emergency time can essentially "stretch." The reason for this, says Hammond, can even serve as a loud cry and cry, people usually think that it sounds longer than it actually is.
There is not even consensus on the course of time - some of Claudia respondents believe that they are moving in time, while others believe that it is time for them to move. In addition, according to the journalist, in the human brain there is a special mechanism to calculate the minute and hour time slots are processed only brief intervals of not more than three from.
By the way, the French researcher Michel Siffre in 1962 an experiment, lived in a cave for two months, to learn how people perceive time in the absence of daylight hours and a certain routine. As a result of his individual day ranged from 6 to 40-hours, but the average was approximately the same 24 hours.